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Curtain Wall

An exterior building wall which carries no roof or floor loads and consists entirely or principally of metal, or a combination of metal, glass and other surfacing materials supported by a metal framework.

There are two basic types:
  • Custom
    • Walls designed specifically for one project, and using parts and details specially made for this purpose;
  • Standard
    • Walls made up principally of parts and details standardized by their manufacturer and assembled in accord with either the architect's design or the manufacturer's stock patterns.

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